Gene marker question: My maternal Uncle has TC and my mom had some genetic test to see if she had the mutation. She did not. So bc she is my mom and my dad’s side has no TC, doesn’t that mean I should not? Are you more at risk if a parent has TC, as opposed to an uncle, aunt, grandparent?

I tried to google this just now, but can’t get info.

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barbara.underwood
Answered 6 months ago    reply

My understanding is that genetic markers are present in various types of cancer, and if they are present in your tissue they point to a higher likelihood of you having cancer. I asked the same question since my sister had what turned out to be a benign mass in her thyroid once they removed it...

phobic_Bryant
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thanks. I was just wondering if it weighed more heavily if 1st degree relative.

barbara.underwood
Answered 6 months ago    reply

bryant not sure


bidwell_s
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I'm the first to have thyroid cancer in my family.. my ENT told me that everyone has cancer in their body so he thinks i was exposed to radiation recently since theirs no cancer history


PendleyL
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I’m the first to have thyroid cancer in my family. My dad had testicular cancer and my sister just passed from ovarian cancer. We were told that it was just a freak thing to have all three of us with three different cancers, but they are still looking at our genetics (specifically me and my sister) to see if they can figure out why she would get such a rare and aggressive cancer.

phobic_Bryant
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I hope you get answers. thanks for sharing.


athleticBeverlee
Answered 6 months ago    reply

We haven’t been genetically tested but since I had thyroid cancer some of my 6 children decided to have their thyroid tested.....out of the 4 that tested, 3 have growths that have to be watched and over sized thyroids....docs have told them to keep check on them


RJazmine68
Answered 6 months ago    reply

My genetic test that was sent out with my fine needle biopsies came back all negatives, the biopsies were cancerous. Just had total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago for PTC. Not sure how much stock I would put in the genetic tests for this issue. Just my experience.


spirited.Leech
Answered 6 months ago    reply

We have all been genetically tested but since my husband 52at the time,son 23 at the time had thyroid cancer we was told he was a carrier for the thyroid cancer ..but my daughter 22 at the time had her left thyroid removed because she had 7 growths so to be safe it was removed along with the growths.. and it wasn't cancer doctors said we got to it early .. then I was tested because I have had thyroid problems and was on meds to get my THS normal levels and found out I had cancer 2 ..49 at the time and had a total thyroidectomy and 12 growths removed last year and went in for my 6m check up and found it had spread to my lungs and had 2 more growths and has to go through rai again and just 1 week ago I am 48 at the time cancer fre again ...

phobic_Bryant
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Wow!


Fant_Lady
Answered 6 months ago    reply

My aunt and Dad had it.


rstott67
Answered 6 months ago    reply

i think it also depends on the cancer type as to whether or not one is suseptable to it from inheritance

phobic_Bryant
Answered 6 months ago    reply

You’re right. I think breast and prostate for sure.


whitcomb.82
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I don't believe they have found genetic link for thyroid cancer. More likely has to do with exposure to toxins but the actual cause is still uncertain.


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